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Argentina's Congress Approves Pact with Iran To Probe Bombing of Jewish Community Center

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Argentina’s Congress approved early on Thursday a agreement with Iran to investigate the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center that Argentine courts have long accused Tehran of sponsoring.Read More


Oxford Student Union Rejects Boycott Israel Motion

By JTA

A motion calling for blanket sanctions against Israel was rejected by the Oxford University Students’ Union.Read More


Turkish Prime Minister to U.N: Anti-Semitism Is a Crime Against Humanity

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Amid rampant hate speech against Jews published in newspapers in Turkey, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said at a United Nations meeting that anti-Semitism, Zionism and Islamophobia were all “crimes against humanity.”Read More


Ethiopian-Israeli Wins Miss Israel Pageant for First Time

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Yityish Aynaw, a 21-year-old former Israeli army officer and model, became the first Ethiopian-Israeli to win the Miss Israel pageant. Mazel Tov, Yityish!Read More


Senate Approves Jack Lew as New Treasury Chief

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The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Jack Lew as President Barack Obama’s new treasury secretary, putting the former White House chief of staff in the middle of a bitter political fight over the government’s budget.Read More


Two Palestinians End Hunger Strike That Fueled Protests

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Two Palestinian prisoners whose hunger strike stoked clashes in the West Bank have ended their protest after Israel agreed to release them in May, a Palestinian official said on Wednesday.Read More


U.N.'s Richard Falk Demands Probe Into Death of Detainee in Israeli Custody

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A U.N. human rights investigator called on Wednesday for an international inquiry into the weekend death of a Palestinian prisoner in disputed circumstances in an Israeli jail.Read More


Jewish School That Refused to Play Hoops on Shabbat Is Back in State Playoffs

By JTA

Beren Academy, which made international headlines last year with its battle to avoid a forfeit in the Texas state boys’ basketball tournament over a Sabbath scheduling conflict, is back in the state semifinals.Read More


Israeli Settlements Biggest Peace Obstacle: Report

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Israeli settlement construction on occupied land poses the most serious threat to the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, European Union consuls general based in the region said in a report released on Wednesday.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Wants World To Issue New Military Threat on Iran

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the international community on Wednesday to threaten Iran with “military sanctions”, saying economic measures are failing to curb Tehran’s nuclear drive.Read More


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